Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A prime example of leadership: Christian Bale’s perspective

My heart goes out to the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting. The deaths that happened last week were unexpected and needless. However, there can be a silver lining in all life’s situations. In an article written in the Huffington Post, Bale made appearances at various hospitals independently of Warner Brothers, along with politicians and professional athletics. Regardless of this being a publicity stunt or a genuine concern for others, Christian Bale’s visitation of the victims of the shooting is important display of leadership: Love.

Bale’s actions shows within the mist of people fighting for fame, money and other non-necessities of life, people are always first. People in his world (celebrities, multi-millionaires, etc.) could be shopping or vacationing halfway across the world without a care in the world. However, Bale took time to show love and respect to those who went to view his movie. This should teach society several lessons about leadership: People should be treated as humans, love is the foundation of life and never become too important to care about someone who is not in the same shoes as you are. Regardless if someone else is doing the ‘right’ thing or not, as a leader, one should operate in world that people are people. Showing others that someone cares and can provide something that materials can’t produce.

Christian Bale, thank you for being an exemplary leader.

~ Ronnie O’Brien Rice

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